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Welcome to the city pages of Haarlem

City walk Haarlem

This fun city tour is also available on your mobile phone.

Haarlem is one of the most beautiful old cities in the Netherlands with a magnificent city silhouette. The River Spaarne meanders through this city with its many courtyards. You can go on a lovely walk here. Follow the pink line on the map of the centre.

Tip: park your car at Parking Wagemakerslaan. From there you can walk straight throw the Grote Houtstraat and start with a nice expresso yourè city walk at Bagels & Beans . You walk along the Grote houtstraat and you will find the Kippenhal stop here for a delicious brunch with herben chicken. Walk along the Gasthuisvest to the Kleine Houtstraat. You pass Aangenaam lovely restaurant. Discover also the artisans in this street! Continue your walk along the Gravinnehof (A), a courtyard designed by architect Dolf Floors in 2001. At the corner of the Spaarne and the Damstraat lies the Waag weigh house (B) (1598). On the Bakenessergracht is the oldest courtyard in the Netherlands, the Bakenesserkamer (C) founded in 1395 by Dirc van Bakenes. The Sint-Bavokerk (D) (1370), one of the largest churches in the Netherlands, rises out above all the other buildings. In the Lange Bagijnestraat, you will find the Vrouwengasthuis former home for elderly ladies (E) from 1624. Take a visit at a cosey Irisch pub, Tierneys Further along, you will see one of the three panopticons in the Netherlands (F), built in 1899. Walk towards Molen de Adriaan, the only mill within the city boundaries. In 1932, it was completely destroyed by fire and rebuilt to its former glory in 2002. The monumental Janskerk church (G) from 1318 now accommodates the Noord-Hollands Archief, documentary heritage of the region. From the terrace of the Carillon, enjoy a view of the Bavokerk church. In the Barteljorisstraat is the Museum Corrie ten Boomhuis, attracting visitors from all over the world to view the hiding place above the watchmakers where the Ten Boom’s, a Christian family, sheltered Jews during the war. Call at Juwelier Driessen, Haarlem’s oldest specialist jewellers. Further on is the Remonstrantshofje courtyard (H) , founded in 1773 by Isabella van Leeuwarden. In the Zijlstraat, enjoy a delicious coffee at Anne & Max. At the Grote Markt is one of the oldest buildings in Haarlem: the 13th century former Town Hall (I). In the Koningstraat please also visit the specialist off-licence of Haarlem: Liquid Gold. You now approach the finish of the city walk. and finish your walk at organic restaurant Aangenaam. You are now close to your car again!